CSIO-IDEI Conference 2012

The 11th CSIO/IDEI Conference on Industrial Organization
May 3-4, 2012
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
The Center for the Study of Industrial Organization jointly sponsors this conference with the Institut D’Economie Industrielle at the University of Toulouse.

Thursday, May 3
8:15 – 8:45am
Continental Breakfast
8:45 – 10:00am Doh-shin Jeon (with S. Hurkens and D. Menicucci),”Leveraging Dominance with Credible Bundling: with Applications to Switching Cost”

Discussant: Bill Rogerson

10:00 – 10:30am Break
10:30 – 11:45am Jeff Ely (with D. Garrett and T. Hinosaar), “Overbooking”

Discussant: Lucas Maestri

12:15 – 1:15pm Brown Bag Theory Lunch (Jean Tirole), Jacobs Center G43
1:30 – 2:00pm Coffee and Dessert in Big Ten Room, Norris
2:00 – 3:15pm Ben Handel, I. Hendel, and M. Whinston, “Equilibria in Insurance Exchanges: Adverse Selection vs. Reclassification Risk”

Discussant: Bruno Jullien

3:15 – 4:30pm Lucas Maestri (R. Gomes and D. Gottlieb), “Dynamic Incentives for Experimentation: Learning and Screening”

Discussant: Niko Matouschek

4:45pm Bus pick-up outside Norris (will make a stop at hotel)
5:30pm Dinner (Riva on Navy Pier) and Social Event (Second City, 8pm show)
Friday, May 4
8:15 – 8:45am
Continental Breakfast
8:45 – 10:00am Jacques Cremer (with G. Biglaiser), “The Value of Incumbency in Heterogeneous Networks”

Discussant: Jakub Kastl

10:00 – 11:15am Jin Li (with N. Matouschek), “Managing Relational Conflicts”

Discussant: Takuro Yamashita

11:15 – 11:45am Break
11:45am – 1:00pm Pierre Dubois and Aviv Nevo (with R. Griffith), “Do Prices and Attributes Explain International Differences in Food Purchases?”

Discussant: Robin Lee

1:00 – 2:30pm Lunch (Norris, Louis Room North)
2:30 – 3:45pm Alberto Salvo (with A. Eizenberg), “Demand in the Wake of an Emerging Middle Class and Low-End Entry”

Discussant: Pierre Dubois

6:30pm Dinner at Quince, 1625 Hinman, Evanston



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Seminar in Industrial Organization

Monday, November 18, 3:30 PM

Giulia Brancaccio (Cornell University): "Efficiency in Decentralized Transport Markets"


ABSTRACT: In this paper we explore efficiency and optimal policy in decentralized transportation markets, such as taxicabs, trucks and bulk shipping. We focus on the role of search frictions, which are common in these markets. We explore how search frictions distort equilibrium allocations away from efficient outcomes, and provide analytical results for the conditions required to restore efficiency. These conditions naturally translate to a set of origin-destination efficient prices that can inform optimal policy. We then use our theoretical results to explore welfare loss and policy in the dry bulk shipping sector. We find evidence of inefficiencies that reduce international trade.

Seminar in Industrial Organization

Monday, November 25, 3:30 PM

Tom Holmes (University of Minnesota): Title TBA

Seminar in Industrial Organization

Monday, December 2, 3:30 PM

Eugenio Miravete (University of Texas): Title TBA